The Kazemattenmuseum is your chance to discover how Dutch troops on the Frisian coast brought Nazi Germany's blitzkrieg to a standstill in May 1940. During a trip, expect to visit ten historical buildings, including a casemate (a fortified gun emplacement), and German bunkers.
Friesland's craft heritage shines through at the Museum Joure! During a visit you'll learn about the origins of Douwe Egberts coffee, the skill of Frisian clock makers, how Joure was the center of the clock industry in the early 19th century, and a number of other crafts like metalworking and printing!
In 1971, Gauke and Gretha Bootsma started a traditional Hindeloopen painting business. When their private collection of old skates became too big for them to handle at home, they founded the Frisian Ice Skating Museum to merge their two passions.
Since then, the museum has grown and is now home to the largest collection of ice skates in the world, alongside special exhibitions, dioramas, artworks, and archival material that tell the rich history of the Dutch connection to ice skating.
Houtstad IJlst is a museum and wood workshop in the Frisian city of IJlst. It contains examples of traditional crafts, toys, and a historic collection of skates from the Nooitgedagt factory. Its waterside location offers great views of De Geeuw, as well as an insight into the history of IJlst's industries.
Enkhuizen's Zuiderzeemuseum celebrates the history and culture of the Zuiderzee region – the stretch of Dutch coastline which was cut off from the North Sea with the construction of the Afsluitdijk dam. See it as it once was!
House of stories Museum De Tiid tells about the special history and identity of this ancient region. In the rooms of the monumental town hall complex, the past comes to life in special collection presentations and remarkable key figures such as Titus Brandsma, Gysbert Japicx and Trijntje Hilarides.
Dilemmas In the new permanent presentation, visitors are confronted with dilemmas relating to this shared history. How do contemporary South Africans look at their history? Was Grutte Pier a saviour or a robber? You will also learn all about one of the most beautiful town halls in the Netherlands and your visit will not be complete without a visit to the famous tower attic.